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Cleveland Teachers Union President David Quolke initiates discussion with community on education policy

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, December 2014) On November 15th, Cleveland Teachers Union (CTU) President David Quolke and CTU First Vice President Tracy Radich met with parents and other community members to discuss school policy and to address parents’ concerns about their child’s education. Quolke tackled some tough questions and concerns of parents and brought … Continue reading

Plans underway to complete northern section of Towpath Trail

(Plain Press, December 2014) On November 6th, about 150 people took the opportunity to view the proposed path for the missing links in the towpath trail as it winds its way along a five-mile stretch from Harvard Road to the proposed Canal Basin Park.  A Towpath Trail Open House held at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church … Continue reading

Amish Fresh Young Turkey


A listing of a variety of free activities and resources for the Near West Side. ARTS A CHRISTMAS ART SHOW will be held at the Bruno Casiano Gallery at 5304 Detroit Ave. through December 31. The gallery is open Saturdays from 11 am to 2 pm or by appointment.  For more information, call Bruno Casiano … Continue reading

Cleveland Clerk of Courts employees’ donation brightens Thanksgiving for La Sagrada Familia Church

(Plain Press, December 2014) In October, employees of the Cleveland Clerk of Courts office donated $500, plus 10 boxes of canned goods to La Sagrada Familia Church on Detroit Ave. The employees have been raising money for the donation since hearing that someone robbed the church of money, equipment, and food for the poor this … Continue reading

Dia De Muertos (Day of the Dead) Celebration

Orange Blossom Press closes doors after 39 years

(Plain Press, December 2014) After 39 years, Orange Blossom Press has closed its doors. The print shop opened as a worker co-op in 1976. The business later evolved into an employee owned business with a majority partner. A sign on the door of the now closed business at 1935 W. 25th reads “After 39 years… … Continue reading

Brewnuts takes second in COSE Small Business Pitch Competition

(Plain Press, December 2014) Brewnuts, a small business start-up operating out of the storefront of Tremont West Development Corporation’s building at 2406 Professor Avenue, won a second place prize of $10,000 in the Council of Smaller Enterprises’ (COSE) Small Business Pitch Competition.  In addition to the cash prize, Brewnuts will receive a one-year complementary membership … Continue reading

Federal officials applaud Cleveland’s efforts to expand access to quality preschool programs

(Plain Press, December 2014) U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julián Castro and Roberto J. Rodríguez, Special Assistant to the President for Education, came to Cleveland on October 28th to applaud PRE4CLE’s efforts to enroll more children in high-quality preschool and to preview a new national campaign that will focus on early … Continue reading

NOBLE makes platform recommendations for next Ohio Budget

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, December 2014) The dust had barely settled after the November election in the State of Ohio when Northern Ohioans for Budget Legislation Equality (NOBLE) gathered to start organizing to have an impact on the next biennial State of Ohio Budget. At a Saturday, November 15th meeting NOBLE members gathered to … Continue reading